It’s 6:20 a.m. as I write this and it’s pitch dark outside.
Two months ago, at 6 a.m., the sun would have lit up the room and my kids would be scrambling out of bed by now.
What does that mean for our skin and our health on this first day of autumn? We need to GET OUT IN THE SUN.
As much as we’d love to think we’ve banked up sun hours for our skin and our health over the summer, it doesn’t work that way. In fact, I just learned that after going outside to get your dose of the healthy UVB rays, (those are the good rays… UVA are the damaging rays), vitamin D3 is formed on the surface of your skin. But it doesn’t actually penetrate the skin and absorb in until 48 hours later.
You won’t like hearing this part: if you shower with soap, you will simply wash away much of the vitamin D3 your skin just generated. I know. I’m surprised by this, too. Even worse, it takes 48 hours to fully absorb, so it’s best not to wash with soap for two days. (There went my goat milk soap sales.) So what do you do? Dr. Mercola recommends only using soap for the pits and privates and wash up with just water after that. That’s up to you, but the point is, with longer, darker days, don’t go vitamin D deficient and stay indoors. You need to get as much sun exposure as you can. (Just be careful not to burn.)
I first read about all this in one of the books offered in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. Then I followed up with some research to confirm.
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